Monday, August 18, 2008

Do you need a mentor?

Do you need a mentor? If you are like me I am sure the answer is “YES”. But mentors are so expensive. How can an ordinary woman like me afford a mentor?

I was surprised to learn that the Holy Spirit who resides in us was given to us for that very purpose. However, like any mentor, He can do nothing without our cooperation. Unfortunately, we forfeit the true treasures from our loving Father and settle for the baits of this world. We disregard the presence and the anointing of the Holy Spirit and allow ourselves to be lured into the destructions of the enemy.

For the better half of my life I searched for a better life, better health and overall peace. In spite of trying this and that, I always came short. After asking myself why and why me, I started blaming God, accusing him of being unhelpful when I need help and uncaring when He knew I was helpless. As you would expect my situation got worse. I was desperate, really desperate! It wasn’t only my health that was in a mess but a whole lot more. I was bitter, angry and unpleasant to be with. I needed help.

If you are going through unbearable circumstances, don’t lose heart. Look to Jesus. God wants us to walk in His protection and blessing. When we believe and receive His Son, we can enjoy His blessing. He gives us His Spirit to dwells in us to help us, guide us and lead us into all truth. If we hear His voice, believe His Word and do what He says, we can stay under the shadow of the Most High God.

God has provided for everything we need to enjoy His love, joy, peace, provisions and health. If we are not accessing His blessing, it is not His fault. It is because either we are not listening to the Holy Spirit or doubting His Word. The Holy Spirit teaches us how to please God.

God’s only pain is to be doubted. His only pleasure is to be believed.” Dr. Mike Murdock.
Think about this for a moment. It bothers me to think that every time I doubt God or His Word, I cause Him pain!

Oh but for the grace and mercy of God! He never gives up on us. Instead of telling me off, He reminded me of His love. I could hear Jesus calling.
Mathew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Looking back, it seems funny for a Christian, already baptized in the Spirit to be moved by the very first words our Lord extends to us before we become saved. From experience though, I have come to learn that we need to take advantage of this call from our Lord all through our Christian walk! It is an on going call.

He is calling you and me in love; to come and draw from the fountain of love; to come and swim in His everlasting love and protection.
John 15:5 says “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

That is why I was failing. That is why you may be failing. We have to abide in Him. Without Him we can do nothing. And do you know what? The Spirit of truth abides in us and teaches us all things, and guides us into all truths. He takes of what is of Jesus and shows it to us. He teaches us how to abide in Jesus through His Word! Surrender to Him. Do not allow your past to rob you of His protection. Let the Holy Spirit be your health mentor!

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